Monday, August 12, 2019
Welcome Back To School, 2019-2020 TBLGQ Students!
There are a few districts in Texas and other states that have policies that protect the humanity and human rights of trans students, teachers and employees.
Bur during this first week, my thoughts are with our trans kids. I'm definitely concerned about the ones who are about to start elementary school. I'm also concerned about the ones making the jump from elementary to middle school since we elder all know how rough puberty was before adding trans issues on top of it.
And with my 40th high school reunion happening next year, I'm thinking about our trans and gender non conforming kids who are either starting their freshman year in high school or beginning their senior year.
I have no doubts that like many of your trans student predecessors, you will not only accomplish your educational goals, but in some cases will make history along the way. There are still schools that have never had a trans homecoming or prom king or queen. I'm still waiting to gleefully write about that first out trans valedictorian or salutatorian. The first out trans class president.
Some of you will have to fight just to be able to wear clothing at prom or your graduations that reflects your true selves But it's worth that battle for you to do so.
Know that if you choose to fight for you human rights, your parents, your trans elders and our allies will help you fight that battle against the transphobes if that comes to pass.
Happy 2019-2020 school year, TBLGQ students! Hope it turns out to be a wonderful. and memorable one for all of you